You may already use turmeric root powder in your cooking, particularly if you like Indian-inspired dishes. It’s the key ingredient in your curry powder. Turmeric has been a staple of Indian food traditions for millennia and has a long history of healing use (over 4000 years) in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicinal traditions.
What is turmeric and what’s it’s secret?
Turmeric has a mellow flavor and is a bright yellow colour.
Turmeric may be the most effective natural supplement you could find as few others possess such a wide spectrum of qualities and medicinal uses.
Many recently published research studies are showing that it has major benefits for your body and brain.
Science has started to back up what ancient health traditions like Ayurveda & TCM have known for a long time, that it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric.
The latest research on Turmeric & Curcumin
- A new study from universities in China confirmed the antidepressant effects.
- Scientists have demonstrated that turmeric may be helpful in decreasing blood sugar levels associated insulin resistance.
- Oxidative damage one of the mechanisms behind ageing and many diseases. Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects.
- Now researchers from The University of Nottingham and Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich have found that curcumin may help reduce inflammation associated with tendinitis.
- Chronic inflammation is a contributor to many common diseases. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.
- Both turmeric and curcumin have shown potential to prevent DNA damage and help DNA repair. That is good news for preventing disease and slowing the aging process.
What Ayurveda have known for 1000’s of years about turmeric
- It is strengthening and warming to your whole body it will promote proper metabolism correcting both excesses and deficiencies.
- Improves your digestion – balances gut flora, will cleanse and strengthen your liver.
- You can use it topically in the prevention and treatment of skin diseases.
- Relieves arthritis, swelling is applied to sprains, burns, cuts, bruises, insect bites and itches.
- Is considered a blood purifier and and is antimicrobial.
What are the Incredible Health Benefits of Curcumin?
✓Reduces your response to inflammation
✓Boosts your joint flexibility and comfort
✓Supports a healthy heart
✓Helps keep your mood balanced
✓Increases your memory retention and clarity
✓Supports good liver health
✓Encourages optimum immune
✓Helps you maintain a healthy digestion
How to take your Turmeric or Curcumin
It’s great for infections or inflammation like achey joints.
It’s probably best to avoid the heat of a curry, when you have inflammation, and take the powder with water – 1/4 teaspoon 3-4 x per day depending on the severity. If the taste is unbearable get some capsules.
It also turns out that the piperine in black pepper enhances the bioavailability of the curcumin in turmeric by 2000% (Shoba et al. 1998), when you cook with turmeric be sure to add a little black pepper.
Whether by incorporating it into cooking or taking it as a powder or one of several herbs in a tea, turmeric is at the heart of many different remedies and continues to prove its value after thousands of years of use.
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